The Marche du Nain Rouge returns

After Covid setbacks, they marched again

On Sunday, March 20th, revelers took to the streets of Detroit, returning to a long tradition of celebrating the Nain Rouge.

Back in Episode 41, I discussed the history behind the red imp that has reportedly haunted Detroit for centuries. Some think he is a harbinger of doom while others believe he is good and only appears as a warning sign for impending tragedy.

Whatever the case, parade attendes came decked out in costumes, pulling their own hand made floats and displaying their hand drawn signs.

Sadly, I’ve never been able to attend the parade which begins on Canfield and travels south down Second Street for eight blocks before reaching the Masonic Temple. Luckily, a listener and friend of the show, did attend. She was nice enough to snap some photos and send them along so that I could share them with you.

Thank you, Stephanie. It looks like you had a great time and a beautiful day for it. Stephanie does amazing artwork, I suggest following her on Instagram or visiting her shop on Etsy.

If you’d like information on next year’s Marche du Nain Rouge, click here.

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